Robin Williams

POPEYE (1980) – Review by Pauline Kael

Sometimes the components of a picture seem miraculously right and you go to it expecting a magical interaction. That’s the case with Popeye. But it comes off a little like some of the Jacques Tati comedies, where you can see the intelligence and skill that went into the gags yet you don’t hear yourself laughing.


In 1992, the actor-comedian revealed the wonderful agony of stand-up, the perils of a life in Hollywood, and manic temptations that came with his Oscar-nominated gifts